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7 riders rescued from stuck Ferris wheel at New Jersey fairAuthorities say seven riders were rescued from a stuck Ferris wheel at a New Jersey county fair
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Lawmaker Quits Election After Daughter's ClaimsA Minnesota legislator ended his reelection bid Friday amid accusations he's been inappropriately touching his daughter for years. Republican state Rep. Jim Knoblach denies allegations by his daughter, Laura Knoblach, but MPR News reveals efforts in recent years to both probe and conceal the eight-term representative's alleged behavior. Laura, 23,...
Newser11 hours ago
FILE - In this March 27, 2018 file photo, plaintiffs Cathrine Schmid, second left, and Conner Callahan, second right, listen with supporters during a news conference in front of a federal courthouse following a hearing in Seattle. Transgender-rights activists are angered at moves by President Donald Trump and his administration to undermine gains achieved before his election. Trump is seeking to ban transgender people from military service, although that effort has stalled in court. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Mix of setbacks, gains unsettles many transgender AmericansMix of progress and setbacks leaves transgender Americans uneasy about the permanence of their recent civil rights gains.
The Associated Press11 hours ago
In this Friday, Sept, 21, 2018, photo, Cody Wilson of the U.S., center rear, is seen at a police car in Taipei. Authorities in Taiwan arrested Wilson, who is wanted in the U.S. over an accusation that he had sex with an underage girl and paid her $500 afterward, official media reported.  The Central News Agency said Taiwanese police found and arrested Cody Wilson in a hotel in Taipei on Friday evening. (Central News Agency via AP)
3D gun advocate accused of sex with minor is jailed in USAuthorities say the owner of a Texas company that sells plans to make untraceable 3-D printed guns is back in the U.S. after being arrested in Taiwan
The Associated Press12 hours ago
FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2017, file photo, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner stands in the East Room of the White House as President Donald Trump speaks during a reception, in Washington. New York City Councilman Ritchie Torres plans to introduce a bill to close the "Kushner loophole" that fails to check up on landlords if they file false documents with the city. Current regulations allow Kushner Cos to avoid strict oversight of construction that critics say was used to drive out low-paying tenants. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
Bill targets 'Kushner loophole' allowing false filingsA New York City councilman plans to introduce a bill to close the co-called "Kushner loophole" that fails to check if landlords file false documents with the city
The Associated Press12 hours ago
'Tiger Mom' Prof Denies Kavanaugh StoryAmy Chua denies ever telling would-be clerks to dress a certain way when interviewing for jobs with Brett Kavanaugh, the Wall Street Journal reports. "Everything that is being said about the advice I give to students applying to Brett Kavanaugh—or any judge—is outrageous, 100% false, and the exact...
Newser12 hours ago
New Rule Could Punish Green Card Applicants on Public AssistanceGive us your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free—well, maybe not your huddled masses if they're poor, under a new policy being considered by the Trump administration that would deny green cards to immigrants on public assistance. As CNN reports, the Department of Homeland Security...
Newser14 hours ago
Stolen smokes: Florida man gets 20 years for cigarette theftA Florida man who stole $600 worth of cigarettes from a convenience store has been sentenced to 20 years in state prison
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Someone Just Donated $18M of Cocaine to Texas"Sometimes, life gives you lemons," begins the Facebook post from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. "Sometimes, it gives you bananas. And sometimes, it gives you something you'd never expect!" The unexpected came amid a donation of 45 boxes of bananas that were donated to the TDCJ on account of...
Newser14 hours ago
Trump attorney blasts Iran's 'outlaws and murderers'Donald Trump's attorney, Rudolph Giuliani, tells Iran's self-declared government in exile that the U.S. sympathizes with their efforts to overthrow that country's government.
The Associated Press23 hours ago
This Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018 photo released by the National Park Service shows tourists on the first day the park was reopened after volcanic activity forced Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to close for more than four months in Hawaii. The eruption destroyed hundreds of homes outside the park while changing the popular summit crater inside the park. (Janice Wei/National Park Service via AP)
National park in Hawaii reopens after monthslong eruptionA national park in Hawaii has reopened after being closed for more than four months because of Kilauea volcano's latest eruption, which caused widespread damage to park infrastructure and dramatically changed its landscape
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Chris Lutterlo stands in front of a flooded area from Hurricane Florence on NC hwy. 210 in Hampstead, N.C., Friday, Sept. 21, 2018.  (Matt Born /The Star-News via AP)
The Latest: Tropical Storm Kirk moving west across AtlanticForecasters say Tropical Storm Kirk is continuing to move west across the eastern Atlantic but does not currently pose any threat to land
The Associated Press1 day ago
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